Accusations of domestic violence in California are serious. However, it is often difficult for investigators to determine the truth of a situation when there are no witnesses involved. Unfortunately, a man now finds himself creating a criminal defense after he was charged with the death of his girlfriend.
The 32-year-old woman died in early May. According to reports, her vehicle reportedly crashed into a tree. But for the tree, it appears the vehicle would have struck several homes. Investigators claim that when they arrived at the scene, they discovered the woman’s body in the driver’s seat.
The woman died at the scene. Police and family members believe that she is the victim of domestic violence. According to reports, police claim that she was the victim of a shooting that happened at the intersection, apparently while she was driving. The woman’s 29-year-old boyfriend has since been taken into custody and now faces a murder charge.
Despite the charges against the California man, there are many details about the incident that remain unclear, including why police believe the boyfriend was responsible for the shooting and what evidence supports their claims. An unexpected death is always a tragedy, and the desire for justice is understandable. However, there must be sufficient evidence to obtain a conviction. If prosecutors cannot prove guilt beyond a reasonable doubt, a person must be found not guilty. Because of the complications often associated with the legal system, many people feel unprepared to make the decisions facing them following an arrest, often prompting them to hire an experienced criminal defense attorney.
Source: yourcentralvalley.com, “Domestic Violence becomes focus of murder investigation“, Patrick Nelson, May 7, 2018